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We’ll be carrying on with Peer Gatherings
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2024 Gathering | October 24-27
Registration is Open

DoubleTree by Hilton
Lisle/Naperville, IL

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News and Updates

2024 Official Showcase Artists

2024 Official Showcase Artists

So excited for this year’s conference and to be welcoming artists from all over to showcase at our 2024 Gathering in Lisle, IL October 24-27. Hope you can join us, discover new artists and meet up with old friends! Register and get more info here.

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Book Your Private Showcase

Book Your Private Showcase

At this year's conference there will be 10 private, or late-night, showcase rooms, hosted by artists, agents and presenters, who curate their own listening room experiences. These showcases happen each night of the conference (Thur, Fri & Sat) from 10:30 pm to...

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We Want YOU to Join Us!

We Want YOU to Join Us!

Every year before our annual conference we elect (or re-elect) members of our community to serve on the FARM Board of Directors. New and re-elected Board Members will serve a three-year term starting October 2024. We are accepting self-nominations through the end of...

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Folk+ Online Conference June 5-6

Folk+ Online Conference June 5-6

FARM is excited to be teaming up with Folk Alliance International and the other regional conferences to present the Folk+ Online Music Conference. Taking place June 5-6, this free event will include workshops, networking opportunities,...

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Apply for 2024 Official Showcase

Apply for 2024 Official Showcase

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting Official Showcase applications for our 2024 FARM Gathering, taking place October 24-27 in Lisle, IL! There will be 14 official showcase artists, and performances will be split between the evenings...

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Announcing 2024 Keynote Speaker

Announcing 2024 Keynote Speaker

We are so delighted to announce that Susan Werner will be our keynote speaker for our 2024 FARM Gathering, taking place October 24-27 in Lisle, IL! Hailed as “one of the most innovative songwriters working today” (Chicago Tribune), she has leapt from genre to genre,...

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Music

FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Folk DJ Showcase, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.

Community

From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

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FARM Mission Statement

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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